Erich von Stroheim's directorial debut Blind Husbands (1919) is considered a masterpiece of American silent cinema. Set in the alpine scenery of South Tyrol it still baffles its audiences through its precise visual language and its moral ambiguity. The edition presents the film in its beautiful tinted Austrian release version, Die Rache der Berge – Blinde Ehemänner (The Revenge of the Mountains – Blind Husbands). This print is the longest and earliest version of the film available today. Extras on the DVD include additional materials from the Austrian Film Museum's Stroheim collection.
Edition Filmmuseum 03